April 22, 2016 Louisville, KY. Cleaning up after an average of 500,000 – 700,000 people who attend Thunder every year is no small task.  The Kentucky Derby Festival enlists the help of other agencies and volunteers to help return the venue to tip-top shape following the daylong air show and fireworks event.

Breakdown and clean-up from Thunder Over Louisville begins once the show ends at 10 p.m. and continues through the day on Sunday until complete.  Crews work through the night breaking down the venue.  The best media opportunities for clean-up footage will be during the night or during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Here are contacts for agencies involved in Thunder Clean-up:

    • Tru-Service (Thunder Clean-up on site at Waterfront Park) – Sam Ellis – (502) 817-1984.
    • Rumpke (Thunder pots and Clean-up) – Set-up Thunder pots before show and get them out-of sight by Sunday morning, Set-up dumpsters for Thunder – Nicole Breitenbach (502) 568.3800 ext. 7405 (office) or 502.648.8739 (cell).

Sunday, April 24

2 PM   Clark Memorial/2nd Street Bridge reopens

Thunder Over Louisville – the Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies – is one of the more than 70 events produced by the Derby Festival in the spring. The show is sponsored by Horseshoe Southern Indiana, KentuckyOne Health, LG&E, Meijer, UPS and Valero.

June 21 - June 21